1.7.1 release date?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Dec 5 18:35:00 GMT 2009

On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 10:39:34AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>Names like that have no inherent meaning and always need explanation.
>Nobody outside of the Ubuntu community knows if Feisty Fawn is older
>or newer than Jaunty Jackalope.  It doesn't matter, it's just a funny
>name and the meaning is given extrinsically.

I went to bed last night thinking that no one would seriously give this
(adjective deleted) whimsical-directory-name proposal serious
consideration.  I was obviously wrong.

This is the kind of thing that you do at the start of a project.  Not the

What we're talking about here is changing the way Cygwin releases are
done.  We're assuming that we will routinely make major changes which
break things and cause people grief and so we need to create a directory
structure allowing the unwashed masses to stay within the bounds of
various comfortable hippo-based release while the head of Cygwin
development marches on.

I know that's what other projects do but this is not what we have
historically done.  The release-2 directory was supposed to be a
once-in-a-decade occurrence.  If that is not the case then we need a lot
more discussion than having people come up with their own variations on
hippo-related names.

This really is a bikeshed issue.  I don't think it belongs here when
we're discussing the imminent release of a new version of Cygwin.


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